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South Fork Poetry: ‘A Tree by the River’

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:01

A tree by the river dips its roots

Is your love still mine?

Is there still a window

Of time?

Between the turning over

Of sun and of

The mind, of weary days

And night,

In the blind

Like

A tree by the river, dips its roots

The river is watching

And the river's silk currents

Are veins the river opens to let

Light go round

In spirals,

Like my eyes

In this

Aching head of mine.


From "Millennial," a new collection of poems and short stories by Malik Solomon of East Hampton.

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